Kaela Rowan Band
“The mellow lull of Kaela’s vocal is a tonic for the soul. A perfect blend of styles delivered with assured mastery by a group of highly accomplished musicians; The Kaela Rowan Band provided another example of the genuinely outstanding quality of performance on offer at Celtic Connections” – Neil McFadyen, Folk Radio UK
Although she has been a singer since her teens and fronted many bands, Kaela Rowan‘s solo career began in earnest in 2014 with the release of her first self-penned album Menagerie. Her second album, The Fruited Thorn, saw her return to the songs she learned growing up in the Scottish Highlands. Singing in Gaelic, Scots and English, she takes the listener on a tour of some of the finest Scots and Irish ballads, arranged in a unique style that is both respectful and innovative.
She is perhaps best known as lead singer with the influential Scottish band Mouth Music. She recorded four albums with the band and toured globally with them in the 1990s.
Much in demand for her beautiful voice, Kaela has also recorded and performed with Eliza Carthy Band, Karen Matheson, The Mike McGoldrick Band, Nusa, Anna Murray, The Loveboat Big Band, The Bevvy Sisters and many more. Most recently she joined Shooglenifty for their acclaimed seventh album The Untied Knot, bringing a dynamic new element to the band’s sound. She toured extensively with the Shoogles throughout 2015 and 2016, and joined them on their recent recording sessions in India in October 2017.
The Kaela Rowan Band is completed by Shoogles James Mackintosh (percussion, guitar) and Ewan MacPherson (guitar, mandolin, jaw harp).
Tickets: £11 each
Date: Monday 4 June 2018
Doors open: 7.30pm | Music starts: 8pm
Location: The Traverse Bar, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh